xclip-copyfile man page

xclip-copyfile, xclip-cutfile, xclip-pastefile — copy and move files via the X clipboard

Synopsis

xclip-copyfile [-p] FILES...

xclip-cutfile [-p] FILES...

xclip-pastefile

Description

xclip-copyfile copies files into the X clipboard, recursing into directories.

xclip-cutfile copies the files, but also deletes them afterwards.

-p
preserve path formation

xclip-pastefile pastes the files out of the clipboard

Examples

Copying a file to a remote host

[maggie.lkpg.cendio.se ~]$ echo "A file created on ${HOSTNAME}" > file1
[maggie.lkpg.cendio.se ~]$ xclip-copyfile file1
[sofie.homeip.net ~/doc]$ xclip-pastefile
file1
[sofie.homeip.net ~/doc]$ cat file1
A file created on maggie.lkpg.cendio.se

Copying an entire tree structure

[sofie.homeip.net ~]$ xclip-copyfile doc
[maggie.lkpg.cendio.se ~/tmp]$ xclip-pastefile
doc/
doc/letter-mom-april.txt
doc/file1
doc/letter-dad-march.txt

Copying files with preserved path information

[maggie.lkpg.cendio.se ~]$ xclip-copyfile -p /etc/sysconfig/grub
tar: Removing leading `/' from member names
[sofie.homeip.net ~/tmp]$ xclip-pastefile
etc/sysconfig/grub
[sofie.homeip.net ~/tmp]$ ls etc/sysconfig/grub
etc/sysconfig/grub

Moving files

[sofie.homeip.net ~]$ ls letter-brother-may.txt
letter-brother-may.txt
[sofie.homeip.net ~]$ xclip-cutfile letter-brother-may.txt
[sofie.homeip.net ~]$ ls letter-brother-may.txt
ls: cannot access letter-brother-may.txt: No such file or directory
[sofie.homeip.net ~]$ cd doc
[sofie.homeip.net ~/doc]$ xclip-pastefile
letter-brother-may.txt

Authors

This manual page was written by Maximilian Gass <mxey@cloudconnected.org> for the Debian project. It may be used for everything else, of course.

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